The presiding officer of the commission shall appoint a disciplinary panel consisting of three commission members to determine whether a person’s license to practice under this chapter should be temporarily suspended.
If the disciplinary panel determines from the information presented to the panel that a person licensed to practice under this chapter would, by the person’s continued practice, constitute a continuing threat to the public welfare, the panel shall temporarily suspend the license of that person.
A license may be suspended under this section without notice or hearing on the complaint if:
institution of proceedings for a contested case hearing is initiated simultaneously with the temporary suspension; and
Notwithstanding Chapter 551 (Open Meetings), Government Code, the disciplinary panel may hold a meeting by telephone conference call if immediate action is required and convening the panel at one location is inconvenient for any member of the panel.Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1411 (S.B. 914), Sec. 24, eff. September 1, 2007.Amended by:Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1158 (S.B. 699), Sec. 73, eff. January 1, 2016.